The stormy season has started…
…so Jane is making her favourite soup!
Everyone in the Quimper Hitty family loves this easy and delicious home made Tomato Soup…it is thick and hearty and more filling than it looks, so comforting when it is a cold, stormy day outside!
Human Proportions are:
Two tablespoons vegetable oil – put into a large saucepan and heat;
two cloves of garlic, crushed, minced – add to the heated oil;
six cups tomatoes (fresh peeled, or canned) – add to the sizzling garlic and cooked about ten minutes until soft and bubbling;
two teaspoons fennel seeds (optional) – add to the tomatoes;
one and a half cups milk, cream, mixture or substitute – warm first, then add to the soup (this prevents curdling);
half a pound of grated cheddar cheese – add to the soup, stir until dissolved;
season with dried basil, salt and pepper to taste.
Eat as is, or if you like it less lumpy, then blend slightly or completely using an immersion blender, but do this before adding cheese, or it is a nasty cleaning job.